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This practical programme will examine the legal issues and ethical dilemmas faced in a variety of business and finance contexts. It will also share practical insights on the ethical dilemma commonly faced in the area of taxation.

The Trainer will share and discuss real life scenarios and lawsuits. Techniques to avoid legal problems and practical tips to overcome ethical dilemma will also be discussed.

Programme Outline

Professional Ethics – An Overview

Ethical and Legal Issues faced when raising finance

  • Loans
  • Crowdfunding
  • Joint Ventures
  • Venture Capital
  • Common investment terms

Disputes with financiers

  • Lawsuit against mortgagees
  • Breach of directors’ duties
  • Oppression by majority shareholders
  • Statutory derivative actions
  • Misrepresentation

Settling legal disputes

  • Mediation
  • Arbitration

Accountants in Court

  • As defendants (professional negligence)
  • As expert witnesses
  • Disciplinary cases

Ethical and Legal Issues faced in the area of Taxation

  • Tax fraud cases
  • Tax disputes with IRAS
  • Aggressive tax planning by multi-national corporations
  • Tax planning and avoidance
    • Legal and ethical distinction
    • Uses and abuses of tax treaties
    • Transfer pricing abuses
  • Challenging ethical issues
    • Lack of professionalism and its effects
    • Confidentiality and its limits
    • Disclosure in public interest
    • Use of Chinese walls and their effectiveness

This workshop qualifies for 7.0 CPE hours in Ethics and Professionalism (Category 2).

Expert Speaker

Terence Tan
LLM, LLB (Hons), ACCA (Grad)

Terence is an Advocate and Solicitor for over 20 years , and was formerly Asst Professor in the Law Faculty of NUS where he taught Insolvency Law, Company Law and Computer Law.

Terence was named in Parliament in 1995 by the then Minister of Law for his comments on a loophole in the proposed Bankruptcy Act. His comments on bankruptcy legislation were expressly discussed by the High Court and the Court of Appeal.

Besides contributing articles in legal journals ,
Terence also regularly provides legal training and education for professional organizations, overseas universities and MNCs.

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